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CGST hires professional theatre artists to staff its summer theatre camp.

Theatre Camp Jobs
The Columbia Gorge School of Theatre, located at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, seeks a professional, enthusiastic, positive staff for its summer performing arts camp. Equity contracts are possible (CGST currently uses a Guest Arist Contract).

CGST is located on the Concordia University campus in Portland Oregon. Summer activities include hiking the campus, and many other activities. CGST trains students ages 8-18 from all over the USA and several other countries.

Classes are in Meisner Acting, Music, Body Awareness, Singing, Dance, Linklater Voice, TV/Film Acting, The Biz, and Theatre Potpourri. (You can view our camp sessions and class offerings by clicking here).
Have a great summer at CGST!

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Please mail AND fax a resume and a completed staff application with three references. After we review your application, an interview will be required--in person or by telephone.

Job Descriptions are Below!
We are seeking diamonds in the rough--jaded need not apply! :-

Why Work at CGST?

  • Collaborate with other professionals.
  • Have an impact on youth from all over the world.
  • Be part of a summer stock experience-at CGST we produce many shows every summer.
  • Wear many hats-CGST staff get a well-rounded experience of theatre, counseling, and outdoor fun!
  • Thrive in challenge and variety-no two days are alike at CGST.
  • Forget about rent, buying food, and spending money-CGST staff receive good meals and housing for the summer.
  • Blossom in an emotionally safe environment-CGST is a unique oasis of love and support.

Please apply between January and March for the upcoming summer camp. Yes, we'll accept applications after that.

Interviews begin in April.

You must send in a new application for each year you wish to be considered.


CURRENTLY SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:

MUSICAL DIRECTOR/INSTRUCTOR
Duties include teaching music and singing classes, musically directing the musicals, and playing the shows. Piano skills, teaching and professional experience a must. Degree preferred. Acting experience a plus. Competitive salary, airfare/travel, room and board. Please print, fax & mail in the STAFF APPLICATION to be considered.
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DANCE DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER/INSTRUCTOR
Duties include teaching dance classes (jazz, tap, ballet) and Direct/Choreograph the musicals. Teaching and professional experience a must. Degree preferred. Acting experience a plus. Competitive salary, airfare/travel, room and board. Please print, fax & mail in the STAFF APPLICATION to be considered.
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CAMP COUNSELORS/TECHNICIANS/INSTRUCTORS
Duties include creating outdoor activities, offering supportive counseling to the students, doing technical theatre work on the shows, teaching Theatre Potpourri and Wild Card classes, and staying with & supervising the students during off hours. Production skills preferred: guest directors, guest actors, lighting designer/board operators, sound designers, set designer/builders, stage managers, musicians to play the show, etc. Camp counselors should also have teaching abilities: stage combat, Suzuki, masks, tai chi, mime, improv, stand up comedy, Alexander, Grotowski, martial arts, acrobatics, theatre history, directing, speech, playwriting, Shakespeare, tech theatre, puppetry, etc. Guitarists. B.F.A./B.A. theatre students ideal. Very limited time off (email us for details). Competitive salary, travel reimbursement, room & board. Please print, fax & mail in the STAFF APPLICATION to be considered.
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PLEASE NOTE, THE CAMP COUNSELORS STAY IN THE ROOMS WITH THE STUDENTS AT NIGHT, THUS LEADING TO LESS FREE TIME AND LESS PRIVACY.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/CAMP COUNSELOR/INSTRUCTOR
Duties include organizing the Camp Counselors' work on the shows, fulfilling the technical needs for the two dozen shows we produce in a summer, and using various technical skills to benefit our season. Production skills required: lighting designer/board operator, sound designer, set designer/builder, stage manager, costume designer, etc. TD sleeps in the room with the students, and will serve as a Camp Counselor & Instructor. TD will often run errands for the productions and for CGST's needs, so a driver's license is required. The TD gets paid in the range of the camp counselors. Very limited time off (contact us for details). Please print, fax & mail in the STAFF APPLICATION to be considered.

INTERNSHIPS
Duties include tech theatre work, and assisting camp counselors with activities. Interns do not attend classes, do not pay tuition. Possible performance opportunities, as well as possible college or high school credit. Specific internships are possible, including Intern Counselors, Assistant to the Executive Director, Assistant to the Youth Director, Assistant to the Technical Director, and Assistant to the Artistic Director. Please print the staff application and send it in asap. Be sure to indicate the dates you're available. We prefer interns to be available for the entire contract -- or as much of it as possible. Interns are generally 18 - 19 years old. Very limited time off (contact us for details).Please print, fax & mail in the STAFF APPLICATION to be considered.

COUNSELORS IN TRAINING
The CIT program is designed for students ages 16 and older who want the benefit of being a member of the staff, while still being a student at CGST. CIT's enroll as 4 week students, but are expected to do a few additional duties and to take on a leadership role. They attend part of staff orientation week, where they receive some leadership training. Once the campers arive, the CITs are primarily students, and also act as adjunct staff. The CITs meet weekly with the Camp Directors to discuss potential student concerns and to weigh in on staff decisions. There is no additional charge for the CIT program, even though CITs are on campus during part of staff orientation and clean up. Enrollment in the CIT program requires both a student application and a staff application. CITs are not guaranteed work in future summers, but the training is designed to give them a leg up for future employment.
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PLEASE REMEMBER TO MAIL AND FAX YOUR RESUME/APPLICATION TO THE ADDRESS AND FAX NUMBER AT THE TOP OF THE APPLICATION.

You must send in a new application for each year you wish to be considered. Thank you! :-)

HEAD CHEF/COOK: we are seeking an experienced Head Cook for our summer theatre camp. Cook 3 meals a day, 5 days a week. Must have experience, especially with cooking for large groups (up to 80), menu planning, and ordering. A positive attitude is a must! Excellent pay! Please print, fax & mail in the STAFF APPLICATION to be considered.

CGST is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- all interested parties are encouraged to apply!

Click here for a Printable Job Application

Please mail AND fax a resume and a completed staff application with three references. After we review your application, an interview will be required--in person or by telephone.